Observation 31945: Amanita “sp-C20”
When: 2010-01-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: the first fruit body came in entirely white, with spikey warts that were not readily removed. by the next day, it had reddened after handling, then turned more of a reddish brown. the annulus is decidedly membranous, and like a novinupta, there is no volval remnant at the base. this same species, whatever it is, also came into the MSSF Fungus Fair in early December, where it was misidentified as a “cokeri”.

no herbarium specimen (damn persishable amanitas) but I will ask the folks in SC to keep an eye out and try and collect more. This looks to be a good year for it.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘FFSC Fungus Fair, Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA’ to ‘Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: this one looks like the love child between section validae and section lepidella!
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: same as Obs. 120366.
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: browning stocky member of section Validae.

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No, I still have that one.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-14 09:29:43 PST (-0800)

I am attempting to get more material.

Ah, yes, that one…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-01-13 20:16:23 PST (-0800)

Debbie said on a posting under the older observation that she was drying a specimen. Debbie, is that one of the one’s you sent here?


I saw it
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-01-13 17:54:50 PST (-0800)

I saw this one, its not novinupta. Clearly a Lepidella. There was no red staining on it when I saw it, but there is red staining in these pictures. Interesting how it fades after a couple days. I guess its the same species as this observation.

Well, I guess we all have to start carrying around ferrous sulfate…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-01-13 16:44:05 PST (-0800)

I am not really sure where this guy belongs, and I’m not pushing for novinupta. A number of thoughts came to mind include lepidellas. But I really don’t want to guess when I know so little.


I have never collected it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-13 16:11:47 PST (-0800)

just seen it post collection.

And always in a situation where I can’t trace back who collected it or where (ie the jumble of a Fungus Fair, w/out good collection data).

I have tried very hard to make this into novinupta myself, but it really doesn’t fit, quite.

Well, I will be rootin’ for the folks in Santa Cruz to find this again.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-01-13 14:25:36 PST (-0800)

Greg Wright wrote that there was a species like Amanita novinupta in many ways but strongly reactive to ferrous sulfate solution (or crystal, as some prefer). Do you know anything about the habitat of this one?


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